HE BELONGS TO ME
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✣ Synopsis ✣
He Belongs to Me is a love story . . . a tale of betrayal and deception and of a young mother’s determination to recover what belongs to her.
Forced to leave her baby and tricked into relinquishing her parental rights, four years later Catherine Boyd is back and she’ll do anything to regain custody of her son–even reconcile with the husband falsely accused of killing their son’s twin.
All in the name of love for a little boy, generations of pain and tragedy are exposed in a courtroom drama.
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✣ Excerpt ✣
Now what? Thomas moved inside and went directly to the manila envelope that had come in his mail. Hooking an index finger beneath the flap, he ripped the package open and spilled the bill and photos onto the counter. There was a group shot of Catherine, Drew, her parents, her roommate and his girlfriend, standing next to a limo.
Then a close-up of a cap-and-gowned, smiling Catherine shaking hands with the dean as he presented her Stanford diploma. And then several of Drew playing in the sand at the beach. In one picture, Catherine’s roommate was throwing a Frisbee to Drew. Thomas tightened his grip on the photo. He should have been the one playing with his son.
He dropped the photos and sat on a stool. God damn it. Her parents had Drew, but not for long if Catherine had her way. Could she actually pull it off? She’d changed, but how much? Could he trust her?
The old Catherine had let her father run her life, mostly because she was a gentle soul who hated confrontation. Her tenderness and kindness had drawn him from the first. She was generous and loving in a totally unselfish way that he’d never encountered before—and sorely missed. He’d never dreamed those loving qualities could be used against them.
Young Catherine had questioned her parents’ mandates but quickly acquiesced when they pressed the issue. It simply wasn’t worth the upset of an argument to her. Yet he’d thought that if it mattered enough, she’d stand up to them. He thought he’d mattered enough. Apparently not.
Sitting in jail accused of murdering his baby had been the most horrendous days of his life. But seeing the doubt and confusion in his wife’s eyes at the trial had wounded him beyond belief. Even more than her cruel words the day he’d been acquitted and released.
She believed he could have killed Bobby. If she’d truly loved him she would have known that no amount of frustration, anger, or fear, could ever have driven him to hurt a child—any child. But she hadn’t. She had no faith in him. So why should he believe her now?
Thomas turned in the stool and stared unseeing out the large bay window. Catherine had been fiercely devoted to their children. She never would have voluntarily left Drew to go to school two thousand miles away—especially after Bobby died. Yet she had.
What kind of a mother would give up her baby to go to a college two thousand miles away, and then go to such lengths to get him back? And knowing then what she knows now, doesn’t regret her decision, and would do it all over again?
It didn’t make sense.
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✣ About Theresa Rizzo ✣
Theresa Rizzo is an award-winning author who writes emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials. Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she currently lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty years. She’s raised four wonderful children who are now scattered across the country.